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Faculty

Dr. Christos Georgakis

  • Director, Systems Research Institute
  • Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Gordon Senior Faculty Fellow of Systems Engineering, Tufts University
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota

Research Profile: Modeling, Optimization and Control of Batch Processes by Use of Tendency Models; Nonlinear Model Predictive Control and Identification; Statistical Process and Controller Monitoring; Interaction of Design and Control.

Education:

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1975
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1972
  • Ch.E. Diploma, National Technical University, Athens, 1970

Research Interests:

  • Data-Driven Modeling
  • Design of Dynamic Experiments
  • Optimization, and Control of Batch and Continuous Processes
  • Non-linear Identification
  • Statistical Process Monitoring
  • Integration of Process Design and Plant-Wide Control
  • Applied Mathematics

For more information please see Dr. Georgakis' Curriculum Vitae.

Honors and Awards:

  • Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control, 2007
  • Bernard Gordon Senior Faculty Fellow in Systems Engineering, Tufts University, 2006 - Present
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2005
  • Computing in Chemical Engineering Award; CAST Division of the AIChE, 2001
  • O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award; American Automatic Control Council, 1998
  • Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), 1997
  • Affiliate Fellow, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), 1995
  • Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar, 1979-1983
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon, 1970; Sigma Xi, 1988
  • Second Prize, Greek Mathematical Society, 1965

Named Professorships:

  • Othmer Distinguished Professor, Polytechnic University, 2002-2003
  • Iacocca Professorship, Lehigh University, 2001-2002
  • Edgerton Professorship, 1977-1979; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • du Pont Professorship, 1975-1976, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Selected Publications:

  • "Design of Dynamic Experiments: A Data-Driven Methodology for the Optimization of Time-Varying Processes" Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Articles ASAP (As Soon As Publishable) Publication Date (Web): May 3, 2013 (Article), DOI: 10.1021/ie3035114
  • "Process systems engineering tools in the pharmaceutical industry" Computers & Chemical Engineering 51, (SI) pp. 157-171 (with G. M. Troup)
  • "How To NOT Make the Extended Kalman Filter Fail" Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 52 (9) pp. 3354-3362 (with R. Schneider)
  • "Data-driven, using design of dynamic experiments, versus model-driven optimization of batch crystallization processes" J. of Process Control 23 (2) pp. 179-188 (with A. Fiordalis)
  • "Similarities and Differences between the Concepts of Operability and Flexibility" AICHE J. 56 (3) pp. 702-716 (2010) (with Lima, F., Z. Jia, and M. Ierapetritou)
  • "Model Predictive Control and Dynamic Operability Studies in a Stirred Tank: Rapid Temperature Cycling for Crystallization" Chem. Engng. Comm. 197 (5) pp. 733-752 (2010), (with G.A. Buni, F.V. Lima, and C. Hunt)
  • "Input-Output Operability of Control Systems; The Steady-State Case" J. of Process Control 20 (6) pp. 769-776 (2010) (with F. Lima)
  • "Dynamic operability for the calculation of transient output constraints for non-square linear model predictive controllers" Proceedings of the 7th IFAC Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes (ADCHEM) Koç University Campus, , Istanbul, Turkey, July 12-15, 2009 (with F. Lima)
  • "A Model-Free Methodology for the Optimization of Batch Processes: Design of Dynamic Experiments" Proceedings of the 7th IFAC Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes (ADCHEM) Koç University Campus, Istanbul, Turkey, July 12-15, 2009
  • "Operability-Based Feasible Control Constraints for Several High-Dimensional Non-Square Industrial Processes", AICHE J. 56 (5) pp.1249-1261 (with F. Lima, J. F. Smith, P. D. Schnelle, and D. R. Vinson)

For more information, please click here for a complete list of Professor Christos Georgakis' publications.

Student Advisees:

  • Foteini Makrydaki
  • Praveen Prasanna
  • Haris Siampanis
  • Dan Hines

Former SRI Students:

  • Fernando Lima
  • Rongrong Lin
  • Lisa Schupmann
  • Sze Wing Wong
SRI Director
Dr. Christos Georgakis
Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Gordon Senior Faculty Fellow of Systems Engineering
Tufts University
Affiliated Faculty at Tufts
Dr. Kyongbum Lee
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Tufts University
Dr. Nikhil Nair
Asistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Tufts University
Affiliated Faculty Outside Tufts
Dr. Bhavik Bakshi
Professor , Departmants of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Ohio State University
Dr. Dominique Bonvin
Professor, Automatic Control Laboratory École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland
Dr. B. Erik Ydstie
Professor, Departmant of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Professor of Electrical Engineering by Courtesy, CMU , and Professor II of Electrical Engineering at NUST, Trondheim, Norway
Contact SRI
Tufts University
Science and Technology Center
4 Colby Strett, Room 273
Medford, MA 02155
(617) 627-2573
(617) 627-3991 [FAX]
Christos.Georgakis@tufts.edu